[QUOTE=theforbidden1;946048]BTW do you in USA pay VAT or any sale taxes?[/QUOTE]
There is no VAT in the US, and there is no sales tax under the federal government.
There are sales taxes in many states and those taxes vary from ZERO
in New Hampshire and Delaware to as much as 11% (or more) in some states
(New York) And there are state couty and City taxes in some rediculous cases.
However in many states (actually all but the most money grubing states) Clothing and other “necissities” (Food, Medicine, etc) EXEMPT from sales tax.
Generally places with lower taxes will also have lower retail prices, so
it would be well worth your effort to get away from any major city, like
most cities you’d be likely to fly in to from overseas…